tetracyclic antidepressant

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Psychology


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A class of antidepressant drugs, the best known being mianserin, that are used to treat depression, their mechanism of action being poorly understood. Compare monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), St John's wort, tricyclic antidepressant. [So called because they have four fused rings in their molecular structures]

Subjects: Psychology.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.